According to a study done by Match.com, in an effort to determine how much impact their services are having on the way relationships develop today, “17% of couples married in the last 3 years, or 1 in 6, met each other on an online dating site” and “1 out of 5 single people have dated someone they met on an online dating site”. “Spouse-hunting fairs in big city parks by parents eager to see their children tie the knot have made parks in China a haven for relationship hunters and their parents” .
Zhongshan Park has been the location for six years where parents go to seek partners for their children.
Sometimes one person is more interested in the match than the other, which may make it more difficult on the person arranging the date to judge whether the date will be successful.
The location of the date is also affected by the spontaneity in that it is often a neutral and public place so that both parties feel comfortable.
Family and friends have been declining in their influence over the dating market for the past 60 years.
Then the online service will find matching users based on various algorithms.
The users are enabled to communicate with each other, often after they sign up for the service at a cost.
In the past 15 years, the rise of the Internet has also displaced the neighborhood, the workplace, and the circle of friends as sources of dating partners.